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Measuring Magnetic Fields in the Outer Atmosphere – SolmeX

Peter, Hardi and Abbo, L. and Andretta, V. and Auchere, F. and Bemporad, A. and Berrilli, F. and Bommier, V. and Braukhane, Andy and Casini, R. and Curdt, Werner and Davila, J. and Dittus, Hansjörg and Fineschi, S. and Fludra, A. and Gandorfer, Achim and Griffin, D. and Inhester, B. and Lagg, Andreas and Landi Degl'Innocenti, E. and Maiwald, Volker and Manso Saiz, R. and Martinez Pillet, V. and Matthews, S. and Moses, D. and Parenti, S. and Pietarila, A. and Quantius, Dominik and Raouafi, N. E. and Raymond, J. and Rochus, P. and Romberg, Oliver and Schlotterer, Markus and Schuehle, Udo and Solanki, S. and Spadaro, D. and Teriaca, L. and Trujillo Bueno, J. and Vial, J. C. (2011) Measuring Magnetic Fields in the Outer Atmosphere – SolmeX. European Solar Physics Meeting (ESPM-13), 12. Sept. - 16. Sept. 2011, Rhodes, Geece.


Official URL: http://astro.academyofathens.gr/espm13/talks/Monday_Sep12/s2/Peter_solmex-ESPM-13.pdf


The magnetic field plays a pivotal role in many fields of Astrophysics. This is especially true for the physics of the solar atmosphere. Measuring the magnetic field in the upper solar atmosphere is crucial to understand the nature of the underlying physical processes that drive the violent dynamics of the solar corona—that can also affect life on Earth. SolmeX, a fully equipped solar space observatory for remote-sensing observations, will provide the first comprehensive measurements of the strength and direction of the magnetic field in the upper solar atmosphere. The mission consists of two spacecraft, one carrying the instruments, and another one in formation flight at a distance of about 200 m carrying the occulter to provide an artificial total solar eclipse. This will ensure high-quality coronagraphic observations above the solar limb. SolmeX integrates two spectro-polarimetric coronagraphs for off-limb observations, one in the EUV and one in the IR, and three instruments for observations on the disk. The latter comprises one imaging polarimeter in the EUV for coronal studies, a spectro-polarimeter in the EUV to investigate the low corona, and an imaging spectro-polarimeter in the UV for chromospheric studies. SOHO and other existing missions have investigated the emission of the upper atmosphere in detail (not considering polarization), and as this will be the case also for missions planned for the near future. Therefore it is timely that SolmeX provides the final piece of the observational quest by measuring the magnetic field in the upper atmosphere through polarimetric observations.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/73205/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Measuring Magnetic Fields in the Outer Atmosphere – SolmeX
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Peter, HardiMPS, Kattlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Auchere, F.Institut d’Astrophysique SpatialeUNSPECIFIED
Berrilli, F.Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”UNSPECIFIED
Bommier, V.Observatoire de Paris-MeudonUNSPECIFIED
Braukhane, AndyDLR-RY, BremenUNSPECIFIED
Casini, R.NCAR/High Altitude ObservatoryUNSPECIFIED
Curdt, WernerMPS, Kattlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Dittus, HansjörgDLR-RY, BremenUNSPECIFIED
Fludra, A.STFC Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryUNSPECIFIED
Gandorfer, AchimMPS, Kattlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Griffin, D.STFC Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryUNSPECIFIED
Inhester, B.MPS, Kattlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Lagg, AndreasMPS, Kattlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Landi Degl'Innocenti, E.Università degli Studi di FirenzeUNSPECIFIED
Maiwald, VolkerDLR-RY, BremenUNSPECIFIED
Manso Saiz, R.Instituto de Astrofísica de CanariasUNSPECIFIED
Martinez Pillet, V.Instituto de Astrofísica de CanariasUNSPECIFIED
Matthews, S.Mullard Space Science LaboratoryUNSPECIFIED
Moses, D.Naval Research LaboratoryUNSPECIFIED
Parenti, S.Royal Observatory of BelgiumUNSPECIFIED
Pietarila, A.National Solar ObservatoryUNSPECIFIED
Quantius, DominikDLR-RY, BremenUNSPECIFIED
Raouafi, N. E.Johns Hopkins University/APLUNSPECIFIED
Raymond, J.Smithsonian Astrophysical ObservatoryUNSPECIFIED
Rochus, P.Université de LiègeUNSPECIFIED
Romberg, OliverDLR-RY, Bremenhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2287-2910
Schlotterer, MarkusDLR-RY, BremenUNSPECIFIED
Schuehle, UdoMPS, Kattlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Solanki, S.MPS, Kattlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Teriaca, L.MPS, Kattlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Trujillo Bueno, J.Instituto de Astrofísica de CanariasUNSPECIFIED
Vial, J. C.Institut d’Astrophysique SpatialeUNSPECIFIED
Date:12 September 2011
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Sun: atmosphere - Magnetic fields - Space vehicles: instruments - Techniques: polarimetic - ESA Cosmic Vision - Concurrent Engineering
Event Title:European Solar Physics Meeting (ESPM-13)
Event Location:Rhodes, Geece
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:12. Sept. - 16. Sept. 2011
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Systemanalyse Raumsegment (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > System Analysis Space Segment
Deposited By: Quantius, Dominik
Deposited On:14 Feb 2012 10:46
Last Modified:04 May 2020 09:50

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